Best Christmas Dinner In Essex

We can all agree that when winter rolls around, there's nothing better than a Christmas meal. If you're in search of places to eat throughout the festive period, we've got you covered. From classic spreads with roast turkey to quirky favourites like a pigs in blanket pizza, here's your guide on where to get the best Christmas dinner in Essex.

Last updated on 6th November 2023

Original Plough Chelmsford

Original Plough really sleighs this time of year, what with its gorgeous country pub feel and stellar selection of bites. Three-course meal options include a turkey dinner pie and 'snow burger like it', topped by a Yorkshire pudding filled with Irish whiskey sauce.

The Goose Romford

Situated right opposite Romford station, The Goose is a warm, welcoming pub with a quirky Christmas dinner menu. Perch upon an upholstered chair and feast your eyes on bargain eats like hand-carved turkey accompanied by roast potatoes. Finish with a cookie apple pie and glass of wine.


Anchor's bright and airy dining room offers you the chance to overlook the surrounding countryside (hopefully blanketed in snow) while you chomp on warming plates of comfort food. This Hullbridge hangout really is going to be a splendid space for a cheap Christmas dinner in Essex.

Sutton Arms Hornchurch

A friendly pub in the heart of Hornchurch's town centre, The Sutton Arms has a vibrant atmosphere, as well as dishing up an excellent roast for your Christmas dinner. Expect the menu to include traditional turkey filled with pork, cranberry and fig stuffing, plus festive burgers.

The Half Crown, Benfleet

Looking for a Christmas Day dinner in Essex? Head on over to Benfleet's The Half Crown. Here you can dive into five mouthwatering courses for just £49.99, featuring mains like hand-carved turkey, butternut squash Wellington or rump steak.

The Bull Romford

Whatever your Christmas party needs may be, you can count on The Bull in Romford to come through. Join them for a good ol' fashioned knees-up, complete with three courses of quirky festive fare or banging buffet bites, as well as plenty of prosecco for those all-important toasts.

The Fatling Hornchurch

For a festive twist on toad-in-the-hole, head to The Fatling Hornchurch, quietly nestled next to the high street. The giant pig in blanket yorkie served with mash is bound to be a crowd pleaser, along with chocolatey desserts. To drink, there's a vast selection of real ales.

Inn on the Green

From a traditional Christmas Day lunch in Essex to festive burgers and a freshly baked turkey pie, the dishes at Inn On The Green are not to be scoffed at. Chow down on three beautifully prepared plates while celebrating with your nearest and dearest in snug surrounds.